My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I had to overcome illness to go to college.
I had to overcome a learning disability and learn to advocate for my needs as a college student.
I had to put myself out there and meet new people on campus.
I had to be willing to change the way I looked at things.
I had to honor promises I made to do things.
I had to not let adversity keep me down when I had to switch careers due to my epilepsy illness.
I had to be willing to adapt when I stopped being a tour guide in order to pursue my new goal of writing
I had to accept that there are people who may not support me but it is a better use of my time surrounding myself with people who can help me
Keep following my journey


Poet, Student Ambassador Tour Guide

As a poet I write what I see. Tour Guides paint a picture of what it's like living and going to college for new students

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

As a poet my days are spontaneous and require me to write it down. A day in the life of a college tour guide consists of the following: usually I get together with my fellow tour guides and we do an ice breaker team building exercise. Then it is off to greet new students and prospective students. Usually this concludes with me and the other tour guides offering the new students the opportunity to sit in with us and eat a communal meal so they can experience first hand a taste of college!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

As a poet write for school papers, literary journals, and take in as many positive social experiences as you can this will foster your creativity and give you a network of like minded people who can help you as you approach college. Keep yourself in the classroom, don't drop out of school because without a high diploma you will have a much more difficult time getting into college and college is where you find opportunities such as my old job of tour guide.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

English, Creative Writing B.A.


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"Teachers didn't understand my unique learning style and didn't know how to help me, so they were harder on me. I have always had a hard time with math because it so abstract for me to do. I discouraged myself at times by not focusing on my strengths more."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues